Chaubatia Gardens Ranikhet
Chaubatia Gardens can captivate tourists to such an extent that they can spend years just by lying on the turfs and relishing the view. Even the British Viceroy, Lord Mayo, was so charmed by its beauty that he decided to establish a Brtish cantonment in Ranikhet in 1868. It is an urban botanical garden that connects people with the world of fostering delights and plants to inspire and aspire. Two hundred varieties of flowers and fruits cultivate in the park. Known for its apple orchards, the garden leaves everyone spellbound due its stark beauty. Also, plenty of trees growing fruits like apricot, apple, plums and peaches are lined in its vast landscape. Fruit garden run by Government Fruit Research Centre is also a special attraction of Chaubatia Gardens.
Take a walk in the neighbouring picturesque 600-acre forest, its trails sprinkled with the silver oak, rhododendron, cypress, cedar, and pine trees, makes it a paradise for explorers. The park is also the best example of step farming in the Himalayan region.
Located at an altitude of 1850 m, from the park one can see the view of neighbouring Himalayan ranges like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nilkanth. Cafe inside the garden provides a relaxed sitting arrangement for the travellers with a panoramic view of garden against the Himalaya. Don’t forget to pick honey, fruits and juices from the Chaubatia Garden.
The literal meaning of the term ‘Chaubatia’ is a common meeting point of four paths, thus, the garden is located at the intersection of 4 major cities- Bhargaon (51.8 km), Ranikhet (58.9 km), Dehrti and Pilkoli (52.7 km). Here one can reach easily by car or personal taxi.
07:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Open all days
10 km south of Ranikhet, Almora, Uttarakhand, 263645, India